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Soap picks up worldwide rights to Antonio Banderas’ ‘Clean Up Crew’

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Saban Films has secured worldwide distribution rights to the crime thriller “Clean Up Crew” in all territories except Spain and Italy.

“The Survivalist” helmer John Keyes directs Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Oscar winner Melissa Leo and Oscar nominee Antonio Banderas in the story of a crime-scene clean-up crew that finds a briefcase full of cash for a routine job. This discovery unwittingly sends them into battle with a corrupt government while returning mobsters, hitmen and briefcases.

The cast is rounded out by Ekaterina Baker (“The Protégé”), Andy Kelleher (“Game of Thrones”) and Laurence Kinlan (“Ned Kelly”). The project hails from Yale Entertainment and the label’s Jordan Yale Levin, Jordan Beckerman and Michael J. Rothstein produced with Hail Mary Pictures’ Richard Bolger and Connor Barry. Additional producers include Richard Clabaugh, Stephen Brown and Kurt Ebner.

Executive producers include Scott Levenson, Jason Kringstein, Lee Broda, Richard Switzer, Aiden Dermody, Tyler Cooney, Grant S. Johnson, Jesse Corman, Jeffrey Tucci, David Nazar, Patrick Heaphy, Matt Helderman, Luke Taylor, Will Ka Thursfeld, Colby Cote. , Grady Craig, Sven Temel, Ryan V. Murphy and Simon and Harriet Cooper.

Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal on behalf of Saban. Nick Donnermeyer, from Yale’s recently launched sales banner Great Escape, represented the filmmakers. Saban recently acquired another Keyes film, “The Last Girl,” starring Alice Eve, Shelley Hennig and Banderas. The company owns Pierre Morel’s “The Ambush,” the highest-grossing Arabic-language film in the UAE, and Jason Momoa’s “The Last Manhunt,” in addition to Saban’s first non-English-language film acquisition.

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